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  • On Mar 13, 2008
    Margaret from NJ Asked

    I heard about something called "Jedi Training Academy". at Hollywood Studios. What is it, and what age group is it geared toward? My kids 9,11,14 are big Star Wars fans. Thanks!

    As you approach the Star Tours attraction, you'll first see the huge AT-AT walker. The Jedi Training Academy takes place on a stage to the left of the AT-AT walker.

    Kids 4-12 years of age (your 14 year old can try to get picked) are chosen at random to become Apprentices. While kids 4-12 seem to get chosen the most, I wouldn’t hesitate to have your oldest attempt to learn the ways of the Force too.

    Check the Hollywood Studios Times Guide and arrive early to the first show. I recommend the first show as it is the least crowded. Also, if the kids aren’t chosen, you’ll have many more scheduled shows to attend!

    There should be a Cast Member arriving to show your kids where to stand. When my son was chosen the Jedi Knight said "you with the red glasses".  I highly recommend that the kids wear a hat or some other identifying shirt or accessory. All of the kids are jumping up and down, yelling “pick me” and the Jedi has to have some way to identify the child that he is choosing.

     The chosen apprentices will be given light sabers and robes for use during the training. During the show, the younglings will learn light saber techniques before taking on Darth Vader. Storm Troopers stand nearby trying to intimidate the apprentices.

    May the Force be with your family!
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